Alternative Professional Development

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Jeff Jackson and I had a great conversation about the state of professional development within student affairs. As the creator of BreakDrink.com, Jeff has been instrumental in the creation of “alternative” forms of professional development for student affairs practitioners.

Weekly Challenge and Support
Growing, growing…gone
Where are the outraged fraternity men?
Please contribute to the saGROW Professional Development Scholarship
Paid Interns Spend More Time On Professional Tasks
“Dorms” vs. “Residence Halls” – the tweet that generated a lot of conversations.
6 students from Western Michigan University produced a new smartphone app for their school
National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing, and Retention – Eric is attending…you should too.

Unsolicited Shout-out of the Week
YOU: That’s right! If you work at a semester school, congrats on another successful year. If you work at a quarter school, you’re almost done. Kudos to everyone in Student Affairs for a terrific academic year.

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  • http://twitter.com/suebecks Sue Beckingham

    Great episode guys! Your work has been far reaching and has made a significant impact on my professional development and was the inspiration behind me applying for a Higher Ed Study Visit to the US, sponsored by AUA which is the professional body for University Administrators in the UK. 
     
    In fact just today I gave a presentation on my visit to Texas and talked about your amazing work (Jeff J and Eric) to people attending the AUA’s International Higher Education Special Interest Group Seminar Day. I also mentioned the great work of Ed Cabellon, Rey Junco, Laura Pasquini, Brad Popiolek and Liz Gross who I had the pleasure of meeting at SXSW and continue to converse with via social media.   

  • http://ericstoller.com/blog/ Eric Stoller

    Thanks Sue! It’s really exciting for us to know that folks from the UK are watching our show. If you have ideas for show topics or guests, please let me know. Cheers!

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